Doha Film Institute

30 years of The Simpsons: In conversation with Mike Reiss

With four prime-time Emmy’s under his belt, screenwriter Mike Reiss has been bringing our favourite characters to life on The Simpsons since 1989. ILQ sat down with the acclaimed writer, funnyman, and producer on March 5, 2017 during his visit to Qatar for the Doha Film Institute’s Qumra 2017.

Lights, camera, action at Qumra 2017!

Attention movie-lovers – this is for you! From March 3-8 incredible films will be screened at the Doha Film Institute’s Qumra. Here’s a preview of this year’s line-up, and the films you can see and support!

CEO of DFI leaving his position after less than two years.

Abdulaziz Al-Khater is leaving his position as CEO of the Doha Film Institute, the Qatari government-backed cultural organization, after less than two years.

Producers Lab

12 November / 9:00 am

For All the Filmmakers: DFI Presents Practical Labs

17 September / 2:00 pm

Doha Film Institute Presents MIA Exhibition Series

MIA Auditorium
14 September / 7:30 pm

Doha Film Institute hosts Ajyal jurors at the 47th Giffoni Film Festival in Italy

Doha Film Institute has underlined its commitment to encouraging cultural exchange through film at the Giffoni Film Festival, the largest children’s film festival in Europe, held in Italy.

Doha Film Institute announces co-financing partnership of ‘Loving Vincent’, the world’s first fully painted feature film

Strengthening its ongoing commitment to international film production, the Doha Film Institute today announced its latest co-financing partnership on the world’s first fully painted feature film, Loving Vincent, a cinematic ode to the remarkable life of legendary artist Vincent van Gogh.

Doha Film Institute selects 29 film projects from 16 countries for Spring Grants 2017

The Doha Film Institute today announced that 29 film projects from 16 countries have been chosen for its Spring Grants 2017, which supports regional and international first- and second-time filmmakers, as well as established Arab directors for short and feature-length films.


Doha Film Institute opens submissions for 2017 ‘Hezayah Screenwriting Lab’ in collaboration with TorinoFilmLab

Doha Film Institute has opened submissions for filmmakers and screenwriters to take part in its Hezayah Screenwriting Lab organised in collaboration with the renowned TorinoFilmLab. Aimed at nurturing film talent, with a focus on script development, the Hezayah Screenwriting Lab enables participants to broaden their industry relationships, while finding their unique personal voice as film writers. Applications are now open for participants from Qatar and the region, who will be mentored by experts from TorinoFilmLab.